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The "L" Word

September 30th 2009 8:42 pm
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Lymphoma. I was diagnosed with it on Monday.

Dad took me to see the vet last Saturday because I was coughing, and that's when they felt my enlarged lymph nodes so they sent a sample of them to the lab along with some blood and urine.

So, on Monday, we were told I had Lymphoma. My blood is normal as well as my urine, so they think it was caught very early and that my prognosis is good for treatment, meaning chemo. My vet has been consulting with an oncologist.

Today, my Dad dropped me off for x-rays, ultrasound, and more samples were taken for biopsies to determine which type I have, which would determine what drugs I should get. We will have to wait for about five days for those results.

My xrays looked good but the ultrasound showed I had a slightly enlarged spleen and some small spots around my abdomen but so far they still think I have a good chance of kicking it into remission.

This has been a shock to my parents, as you can imagine. They hurt alot for me, but I don't understand why yet because I am still smacking my tail around with excitement and jump right up when I see my leash come out. I like my meals, too. Oh, and I still carry my Dingo bone sticks around the house like they're my teddy bears.

Mom is worried about me losing the sparkle in my eyes but hopes for remission. Treatment can't start soon enough for my Dad because to him I am still a puppy.

Prior to this news, I was going to tell you how Mom has been taking me to the dog park every night after work because Dad's been getting home later from his new job. We've been having such a good time and it was something both of us looked forward to every night. But, for now, I won't be going there so that I don't play too hard with my best pals, even though it's really the humans there that I care about the most. Well, maybe I will be taken there just so I can tell my pals what is going on, but I still get to go on my walkies.

I'll be writing more when I have more news to share.


Barked by: ♥ Sasha ♥ (Dogster Member)

October 1st 2009 at 2:42 pm

Oh Quincy..We are so sad to hear this.. Dozer and I have all our paws crossed for you.

Cosmo and my Mommy Cheyanne are sprinkling you with Angel Dust from above. Please keep us informed.. You and your family are in our thoughts and certainly in all our prayers..

You fight Quincy...Thank Dog your Pawrents took you to the Dogtor for a cough...many people wouldn't...

Dozer & Sasha




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